Montana Department of Transportation

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Helena - Draft Gold Creek Safety Rest Area Study Available

September 26, 2017						


Lori Ryan, MDT Public Information Officer,
(406) 444-6821,

Draft Gold Creek Safety Rest Area Study
Available for Public Review

HELENA  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) is requesting public review and comment on the
draft Gold Creek Safety Rest Area Study. 

The 2014 Montana Rest Area
Plan identified several potential concerns at the Gold Creek Safety
Rest Area, including remaining service life of the parking areas,
structures, and water/wastewater systems. As substantial capital
investment would be required to address the identified concerns, MDT
initiated the Gold Creek Safety Rest Area Study to determine viable
options of the facility.

The study considered two alternatives: 1)
reduction in service and 2) complete site closure. 

Reduction in
service would include maintaining site ramps and parking areas,
removing building facilities, and installing vaulted toilets.
Complete site closure would include site reclamation following
removal of facilities, parking areas, and ramps.

Based on existing
site constraints, spacing relative to adjacent stopping
opportunities, capital and maintenance costs, and input from members
of the public and stakeholders, the study recommends reduction in

The public is encouraged to review and provide comments on
the draft document by October 25, 2017. The draft document is
published on the MDT website at:

Comments may be submitted
through the website above or the MDT online comment form at:

Comments may also be
submitted by email to or in writing to Sarah
Nicolai, DOWL, 1300 Cedar Street, Helena, MT 59601.

accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request
by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT
59620; (406) 444-9229; fax (406) 444-7243, or e-mail to Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through
the Montana Relay Service at 711.